Feral Druid PvP Azerite Traits and Essences (BfA / Patch 8.3)
Azerite Traits and Essences, introduced in Battle for Azeroth, need to be chosen correctly, to ensure optimal performance. On this page, we explain how to pick your major and minor essences and which traits are best.
This page is part of our Feral Druid PvP Guide.
Azerite Essences for Feral Druids
Essences allow players to customize their characters while adding a new ability to use. This section will cover the best overall Azerite Essences for Feral Druids in PvP.
For a general guide to all the essences, as well as how to obtain them and increase their ranks, check out our Essence guide.
Before reading this page, you should have a good understanding of the PvP playstyle of a Mistweaver Monk. So we advise you to read our dedicated page on the subject.
Concentrated Flame gives you a Major Power that blasts the target for damage. Each time you use this ability, it increases the damage dealt by 100% and stacks up to 2 times. This is a solid Essence that deals good single target damage.
Conflict and Strife gives you the spell Thorns as a baseline ability. The minor also gives you Strife. Not only do your spells have a chance to give you Versatility, but any loss of control to your character does too. This means that, if teams stun you and try to swap to you, you have additional Versatility and take less damage.
In addition to having a Major Essence, you can choose two Minor Essences to place in your neck at Heart of Azeroth Levels 55 and 65.
Memory of Lucid Dreams grants the Minor Power, Lucid Dreams. This gives your spells and abilities a chance to refund 50% of the Energy spent on them and heal you. This is great for increasing your damage, as you will frequently be refunded Energy throughout a match.
Conflict and Strife grants a very powerful Versatility Minor Power. Not only do your spells have a chance to give you Versatility, but any loss of control to your character does too. This means that, if teams stun you and try to swap to you, you have additional Versatility and take less damage.
The Crucible of Flame gives the minor ability Ancient Flame. This gives your spells and abilities a chance to put a dot on an enemy that took damage. This will be an overall increase to your sustained damage.
Azerite Traits for Feral Druids
Azerite traits are unlocked in you helm, shoulders and chest. With each Azerite level in your neck, you get closer to unlocking the center trait in your gear. These traits vary from increasing damage or healing of certain abilities to helping increase your survivability. Depending on what traits you use, it can completely alter your playstyle and what talents you should be using.
For more information about Azerite traits and your Heart of Azeroth, please refer to our dedicated guide.
Below are the best Outer Ring traits.
Feral Druids do not depend on a single trait. Instead, they want to focus on getting multiple different traits. Masterful Instincts is a very important trait to have. This trait will drastically increase your survivability and damage when Survival Instincts expires. Jungle Fury is a great trait for increasing your sustained damage with Tiger's Fury. Gushing Lacerations is important for increasing your spread damage with Rip and it also has a chance of awarding a Combo Point. Blood Mist is another trait that increases your sustained damage and can also grant you Berserk for a short amount of time.
Below are the best Middle Ring traits.
The Middle and Inner rings are important for additional defensives. Feral Druids are very weak when they are put into stuns. Traits like Ablative Shielding helps drastically. Lifespeed and Earthlink give a minor boost to your damage output.
Below are the best Inner Ring traits.
All of these traits give you additional ways of surviving. These are all passive, but are crucial to have.
- 17 Feb. 2020: Updated Major and Minor essences.
- 20 Jan. 2020: This page was checked for Patch 8.3 and no update was deemed necessary.
- 05 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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